Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 090: Language Arts (Elementary)

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Meaning and Communication 001–004 28%
II Literature, Genre, and Craft 005–009 36%
III Skills and Processes 010–014 36%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—MEANING AND COMMUNICATION

Objective 001—Demonstrate an understanding of the integrated nature of the English language arts.

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Objective 002—Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, and dynamic nature of verbal and nonverbal language.

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Objective 003—Demonstrate familiarity with concepts relating to language development and acquisition of first and second languages.

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Objective 004—Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of effective communication in a variety of rhetorical situations.

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Subarea II—LITERATURE, GENRE, AND CRAFT

Objective 005—Demonstrate familiarity with concepts relating to the structure of language.

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Objective 006—Demonstrate an understanding of literature as oral, written, and visual texts.

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Objective 007—Demonstrate familiarity with a wide variety of high-quality contemporary and classical literature for children and young adolescents.

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Objective 008—Demonstrate familiarity with techniques that authors use to convey meaning, enhance appreciation, and influence an audience.

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Objective 009—Demonstrate familiarity with critical standards used to evaluate texts and mass media.

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Subarea III—SKILLS AND PROCESSES

Objective 010—Demonstrate familiarity with multiple strategies for determining the meaning of unfamiliar words and concepts in text.

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Objective 011—Demonstrate familiarity with inquiry processes and the resources appropriate for investigating particular questions or topics.

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Objective 012—Demonstrate familiarity with the nature of the writing process.

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Objective 013—Demonstrate familiarity with the special skills required in the production of mass media.

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Objective 014—Demonstrate familiarity with techniques for student goal setting, reflection, and self-assessment at different linguistic developmental levels.

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